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Grantlea Downs School Staff is committed to providing the best possible learning opportunties for all children at our school.  This is achieved by all staff taking part in ongoing professional development and a high quality programme delivery.  Our staff consist of permanent full time teachers, release teachers, teacher aides, office and ancillary staff.


Mr Paul Gill

Mrs Amy Tonks
DP / Rm 14

    Opihi Syndicate

Sandra Annett
Syndicate Leader Rm 3

Karen Wyatt
Rm 1

Raewyn Guise
Rm 2

Linda Gordon
Rm 4

Claire Jeffrey
Rm 5

Hillary McKnight
Rm 6

Tina Ivamy
Rm 6 Reading Recovery

    Waipopo Syndicate
Sally Guthrie
Syndicate Leader Rm 8

Allison Ford
Rm 7

Carly Race
Rm 8

Maree Coupland
Rm 8

    Acacia Syndicate

Mike de Joux
Syndicate Leader
Rm 12

Michelle Bray
Rm 11
Jade Blackman
Rm 10

    Kereta Syndicate


Amy Tonks
Syndicate Leader
Rm 14

Kirsty White
Rm 15

Alyce Koudys
Rm 13

    Release Teachers

Kathryn Ford

Lynne Kerr
Nadine McFarlane

Cynthia Gill

Carmen Brown

       Specialist Teachers

Catherine Walton
Individual Needs

Jo Armstrong
Spanish Teacher
Gifted & Talented Prog.

Diane Masuini
Social Worker in Schools
Mrs Naresha Waa
Teacher Aide
LAT Cultural Teacher

Mrs Marie Donaldson

    Teacher Aides

Joy McGillivray

Carol Dale

Jill White

Jan Lees

Reon Keenan

Leslie Pedlow

Penny Naylor

       Additional Staff

Bob Cross

Andrea Garven
Receptionist / Secretary

Shelley Willocks
Office Manager

Garry Ford
Property Manager

Cathy Moffat

Mr John Doggett
Bus Driver

Jo Williams

Kathy McDonald
Guitar Tutor

Peter McMullan
Keyboard Tutor

Kathryn Ford
Speech & Drama